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Classes of Ladies of Cloistered SpacesWriting Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt$
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Marilyn Booth

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748694860

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.001.0001

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Violent Romances: The Bodily Drama of Patriarchal Trauma

Violent Romances: The Bodily Drama of Patriarchal Trauma

(p.294) VIII Violent Romances: The Bodily Drama of Patriarchal Trauma
Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces

Marilyn Booth

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter considers the presence of violence in a volume of women’s biography, linking it to a critique of patriarchy that undergirds Fawwaz’s project as a public intellectual. It assesses the volume’s use of tragic romance as a political feminist strategy, drawing on work by Joan Wallach Scott, Helene Moglen, and others and theorizing a concept of ‘patriarchal trauma’. It focuses on biographies of the Egyptian singer Almas (or Almaz), Persian Babi activist Qurrat al-‘Ayn, legendary Frenchwoman Genevieve de Brabant, Cleopatra VII, Jane Digby, a Sicilian princess named Diya’, and others.

Keywords:   Romance, Trauma, Patriarchy, Romance novels

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